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Seize and destroy: Victoria’s top road cop calls for regulation of mini motorbikes

Victoria’s top road cop says there needs to be consistency when it comes to the laws around mini motorbikes.

He’s also taken a swipe at parents who buy their children cheap imports online to take responsibility for what their teens get up to.

Road Policing Assistant Commissioner Doug Fryer refused to refer to them as monkey bikes.

‘They are unregistered motorbikes that are driven on public highways,’ he told Neil Mitchell.

‘They can now be imported at a really cheap price.

‘What we’ve got is inconsistency, most councils don’t have anything.’

Police would work with government to seize and destroy illegal mini motorbikes prolific in Victoria, he said.

‘Where are the parents in this? Where is the accountability and responsibility of these parents who have invariably bought them for the kids.

‘If they are prepared to buy them, they need to take some responsibility for what their kids are getting up to.’

He said while he doesn’t have an issue with the bikes being driven on private properties, most were invariably ridden by unlicensed teens.

Full interview: Victoria’s top road cop has illegal mini-motorbikes in his sights